Women's Human Rights. CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law
With a focus on substantive equality, this book addresses the gender-specific, holistic and transformative aspects of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
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The CEDAW is situated in a complex legal landscape of multiple international, regional and national state obligations to protect women's human rights.
- Situates the CEDAW regime in a legal landscape where states are under multiple international, regional and national obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women's right to equality and non-discrimination
- Explores how the gender-specific CEDAW regime, in comparison to gender-neutral regimes like the ICCPR and the ICESCR, has influenced social and economic rights
- Case studies demonstrate the increasing use of the CEDAW as a means to hold national governments accountable, despite an uneven and complex process of legal change
Published by: Cambridge University Press (2013)